Tuesday, February 9, 2021

How Much Does CFR's Foreign Affairs Pay for Articles?

Foreign Affairs, the magazine on international relations that is published by the think tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), pays people to write its articles from outside sources such as other think tanks.  Here is more from Politico:

Here’s another revelation from the financial disclosures: They tell us which Biden nominees have enjoyed the most lucrative freelance journalism careers. Foreign Affairs paid Bill Burns — whose day job is leading the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — $1,000 to write this piece with LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD, Biden’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Burns made another $7,200 as a contributing editor to The Atlantic.

Power, meanwhile, got Foreign Affairs to cough up $3,000 for her recent piece. The New York Times also paid her $1,800 for this op-ed and $1,200 to review PETER BAKER and SUSAN GLASSER’s book, but she only pulled in $750 for two book reviews published in The Washington Post. (She has a day job teaching at Harvard, too.)


Here is a link to Foreign Affairs, which was founded in 1922.  It is considered one of the US's most influential foreign policy magazines.  It is currently offering one year of its print magazine and unlimited digital access for $49.95.